Slow Cooker Chili – Cafe Delites
Slow Cooker Chili is rich and abundant with an intense flavor and is perfect every time!
Take regular chili to another level with our slow cooker chili recipe. Let your clay pot cook it for you and sit in a bowl full of tender meat, beans, optional sausages and a delicious sauce! Serve with tortilla chips, or go all out and make a batch of easy buttermilk cornbread or pan-salted cornbread.
SLOW COOKER CHILI RECIPE
Hours of low and slow cooking in a clay pot create the best chili! Why? All the flavors and spices marry each other and the meat becomes incredibly tender, just as a GREAT chili should be.
This is one of our easy family favorites dinners. So much so that we make this chili at least once a week! The family loves it so much that they almost always use leftovers for breakfast the next day with buttered toast. I say almost always because it usually disappears the day I do it, it’s THAT good.
The advantage of slow cooking chili?
- All around homemade food
- Plentiful and filling
- Food for the soul.
Packed with protein. Easy to
HOW TO MAKE CHILI IN A CLAY POT
This is not a recipe for “dump it all into your slow cooker.” As much as I appreciate the ease of that idea, you simply miss out on the flavors created by browning your meat first and sautéing your aromatics. It really makes all the difference! Yes, it’s an extra step, but it’s worth it. Once you’ve cooked your meat and vegetables, you can dump everything into your slow cooker and let it take over.
The scents that float through your house will almost drive you crazy. You’ll be tempted to dig early (I’ve been there, done that), and you can do it after about 5 hours of slow cooking if temptation wins. 6.7 or 8 hours although… They are the magic numbers. The longer, the better.
TIP: Use a 6- or 7-quart slow cooker.
HOW TO SERVE CHILI
Well, usually, our slow cooker chili stays in the kitchen and is every man, woman and child to himself (or herself).
However, what is the best way to serve it?
- In individual bowls with complimentary toppings
- With one side of tortilla chips, corn chips, cornbread or even heated flatbreads.
SLOW COOKER CHILI TOPPINGS
There are so many options for covering chili. The BEST would be
- grated cheese
- green onions
- chopped fresh cilantro (or cilantro)
- jalapeño sliced avocado
- or sliced
CAN I USE LEFTOVER CHILI?
- Use leftover chili for our best Mac and Cheese recipe! chili
- Dogs: Pour over hot dogs.
- Pasta: Boil your favorite pasta and add it as you would with Bolognese!
- Baked potatoes: pour into potatoes and serve with grated cheese, sour cream, green onions, etc.
- : about hot fries with melted cheese MORE
EASY CHILI RECIPES!
- White turkey
- Beef chili recipe Top Beef
- cooker Vegetarian Quinoa Chili Chili Chili Chili Lime
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